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Glen Gaines

Flagstaff, AZ USA
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  • Kingdom of Ash

  • By: Sarah J. Maas
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Evans
  • Length: 33 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4,559
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,191
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4,168

Aelin has risked everything to save her people - but at a tremendous cost. Locked within an iron coffin by the Queen of the Fae, Aelin must draw upon her fiery will as she endures months of torture. Aware that yielding to Maeve will doom those she loves keeps her from breaking, though her resolve begins to unravel with each passing day....With Aelin captured, Aedion and Lysandra remain the last line of defense to protect Terrasen from utter destruction. Yet they soon realize that the many allies they've gathered to battle Erawan's hordes might not be enough to save them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Immensely satisfying and brilliant!

  • By deziree ayala on 10-27-18

excellent conclusion

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-05-18

this book is an excellent conclusion to a wonderful series. I enjoyed every book in this series.

  • Privateer

  • Alexis Carew, Book 5
  • By: J. A. Sutherland
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 186
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 186

A cease-fire in the war with Hanover leaves Lieutenant Alexis Carew on half-pay, in-atmosphere, and with her ship laid up in ordinary until called upon once more for the needs of the Service. It would be a tranquil, peaceful life, if not for the influx of asteroid miners seeking their fortunes, the uncertainties of her inheritance, and the nagging certainty that her current life is not what she really wants. She’d give anything to command a ship again.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The next one better be soon!

  • By Cole on 12-19-17

excellent!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-30-17

Another great book. This wonderful series continues with book 5. Alexis Carew is still my hero. In this book, she finds herself in command of a larger ship with more guns. Her and her lads are off on another exciting adventure. This is an excellent book that highlights Alexis Carew leadership and fighting skills.

  • Children of Time

  • By: Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • Narrated by: Mel Hudson
  • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20,086
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,727
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,690

Adrian Tchaikovksy's critically acclaimed stand-alone novel Children of Time is the epic story of humanity's battle for survival on a terraformed planet. Who will inherit this new Earth? The last remnants of the human race left a dying Earth, desperate to find a new home among the stars. Following in the footsteps of their ancestors, they discover the greatest treasure of the past age - a world terraformed and prepared for human life. But all is not right in this new Eden.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fascinating Premise Within an Excellent Story

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 07-30-17

amazing

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-15-17

this is truly a wonderful story. it is the kind of story that really makes you think

  • Knighthood

  • Atlantis Rising Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Evan Currie
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 155
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144

The world fell, the invaders won, and demons now ruled what had once been man's domain. The great works of a once powerful civilization lie in ruins, its people having forgotten the wonders of their forefathers as they now live in the yoke. Not everyone is willing to go quietly into the endless night, however. Human pests still infest occasional parts of the conquered world. In one nearly uninhabitable part of that world, a very young such pest has come of age and, without understanding what it means, she walks in the shadow of destiny.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mix of SciFi and Fantasy in a great new world

  • By Sean Dustman on 08-25-17

excellent!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-26-17

I very much enjoyed this adventure. Lots of action. Now I am waiting for next book

  • HMS Nightingale

  • Alexis Carew, Book 4
  • By: J.A. Sutherland
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 344
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 319
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 316

For Lieutenant Alexis Carew, it should be the perfect assignment - a command of her own and a chance to return to her home star system. What she finds is a surly crew, the dregs of every frigate and ship of the line to pass through on the way to the war's front, a first officer who thinks the command should have been his, and colonial worlds where they believe a girl's place is somewhere very different than command of a Queen's starship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great story!

  • By John K. on 02-02-17

Excellent again!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-02-17

Any additional comments?

Book four of this series is again excellent. In this book, Alexis Carew is in command of her own ship. Of course, she has been taken command before, in combat. This time, she was given command. Her crew was not what she is use to. She has to work hard to gain their loyalty, while accomplishing her mission. Alexis Carew is my hero!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Little Ships

  • Alexis Carew, Book 3
  • By: J.A. Sutherland
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 456
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 431
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 429

Newly commissioned lieutenant Alexis Carew is appointed into HMS Shrewsbury, a 74-gun ship of the line in New London's space navy. She expects Shrewsbury will be sent into action in the war against Hanover, but instead she finds that she and her new ship are pivotal in a Foreign Office plot to bring the star systems of the French Republic into the war and end the threat of Hanover forever.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Engaging

  • By Jean on 02-04-16

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-15-15

Any additional comments?

Just like the first two books, Alexis Carew continues to excel as a fine young navel officer. Her performance in combat is outstanding. This book sees her as part of a covert military operation. The story is well told. The narration is perfect. Now I find myself waiting for book four!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mutineer

  • Alexis Carew Book #2
  • By: J A Sutherland
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 487
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 458
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 458

Just as Midshipman Alexis Carew thinks she's found a place in the Royal Navy, she's transferred aboard H.M.S. Hermione. Her captain is a Tartar, liberal with the cat, who thinks girls have no place aboard ship. The other midshipmen in the berth are no better and the only advice she's offered is to keep her head down and mouth shut - things Alexis is rarely able to do.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely brilliant follow up to book 1

  • By Ariana on 07-18-15

Outstanding!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-18-15

Would you listen to Mutineer again? Why?

Another outstanding book from AJ Sutherland. Alexis Carew is amazing. I seriously enjoyed book two and now I am waiting for book three

3 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Into the Dark

  • Alexis Carew, Book 1
  • By: J.A. Sutherland
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Klett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 518
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 489
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 491

At 15, Alexis Carew has to face an age old problem - she's a girl, and only a boy can inherit the family's vast holdings. Her options are few. She must marry and watch a stranger run the lands, or become a penniless tenant and see the lands she so dearly loves sold off. Yet there may be another option, one that involves becoming a midshipman on a shorthanded spaceship with no other females.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Charming, Enjoyable, Solid, FUN

  • By Gregory on 03-28-15

Excellent story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-15-15

Would you consider the audio edition of Into the Dark to be better than the print version?

She reminds me of Honor Harrington. Alexis is a young officer, first time onboard a combat spaceship. Story is very well told. Alexis is my new hero!

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Annie On My Mind

  • By: Nancy Garden
  • Narrated by: Rebecca Lowman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 473
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 387
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 389

This groundbreaking book, first published in 1982, is the story of two teenage girls whose friendship blossoms into love and who, despite pressures from family and school that threaten their relationship, promise to be true to each other and their feelings.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional

  • By Ornella Davis on 11-17-12

Excellent

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-11-10

I love this book. It starts as a beautiful love story about two girls falling in love. The second half of this love story explodes.

In today's society gays &lesbians hardly raise an eyebrow. But 25 years ago, when this story take place, homophobia was alive & powerful. This story touch my heart.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Naamah's Kiss

  • By: Jacqueline Carey
  • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
  • Length: 26 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 683
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 511
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 517

Once there were great magicians born to the Maghuin Dhonn, the folk of the Brown Bear, the oldest tribe in Alba. But generations ago, the greatest of them all broke a sacred oath sworn in the name of all his people. Now, only small gifts remain to them. Through her lineage, Moirin possesses such gifts---the ability to summon the twilight and conceal herself, and the skill to coax plants to grow.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Kushiel series in order

  • By Glen Gaines on 10-27-09

The Kushiel series in order

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-27-09

I have read all the books in this series...and I love all of them. Jacqueline Carey is an excellent author. Unfortunately, Audio books did not number her books, so it is hard to figure out what book to read first, or what order they are in. I have solved that oversight.
Kushiel's Legacy series in order: Kushiel's Dart, Kushiel's Chosen, Kushiel's Avatar, Kushiel's Scion, Kushiel's Justice, Kushiel's Mercy and the last book in this wonderful series, Naamah's Kiss

31 of 32 people found this review helpful